Greek dis — double, chondros— grain, referring to the paired carpels.
Perennial herbs with creeping stems that root at the nodes. Leaves simple, entire, kidney-shaped. Flowers axillary, solitary, small, 5-lobed. Ovary deeply 2-lobed. Fruit capsule 2-lobed.
Seed or division.
Creeping stems and small kidney-shaped leaves.
About 10 species, mostly tropical, 2 species endemic to Australia.
Thorp & Johnston (1961).
Source: (2002). Convolvulaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.